Tim Tebow congratulates Wichita State
After the Wichita State Shockers pulled off an upset by defeating the no. 1 seed Gonzaga Bulldogs, Tim Tebow flew out to Wichita to give a motivational speech to the team Sunday.
Tebow’s representative asked Shockers coach Gregg Marshall if the former Florida Gators football player could speak to the team on the bus, according to the Associated Press.
“So I just want to say congrats. You’re an inspiration to so many people, so always remember that and how you carry yourself and your character, how you represent your school, your family, your team, your brothers on the team, but also, man, just go out there and ball out, leave nothing on the court,” Tebow said.
Tebow won the Heisman Trophy in 2007 and his in speech, he told the team about his experience in the 2008 BCS Championship game and that nothing is greater than college moments, according to USA Today Sports.
“Some of you might go play in the NBA and have great lives, but this is the time you’ll remember. All of you out there, balling together, training together, putting in the heart and the sweat and everything, caring about each other,” Tebow said. “You’ll never forget.”
The Shockers defeated the Bulldogs 76-70 sending the first no. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament home. The Shockers will play against La Salle on Thursday.